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News Article | November 15, 2016
Site: www.newsmaker.com.au

Metal working fluids are oils that are chiefly used to lubricate and cool the metal work sections when they are subjected to processes such as milling, grinding, machining and others. Metal working fluids basically reduces the friction and heat between the work piece and the cutting tool, and help prevent any burning or smoking. The gaining popularity of the metal working fluids for improvising the surface finish and tool life is expected to be a favorable factor for the metal working fluids market growth over the forecast period. Moreover, the metal working fluids market is foreseen to be highly fragmented with more than 50% of market being served by the smaller players who are more focused on particular end-user applications and the geographic areas with a loyal customer base.Currently, the metal working fluid accounts for approximately 6% of global lubricant market. Significant contractions in the metal production and the automotive industry as a result of global economic crisis led to depressed metal working fluids demand in the past. Though, the recent rebound of the automotive industry has brought a significant upsurge in the demand of metal working fluids products globally. The burgeoning in the niche applications as medical machining is expected to further boost the sales volume of metal working fluids across the globe. However, factors such as vulnerability to microbial attack and regulations on the use of anti-microbial chemicals are acting as restraints for the metal working fluids market globally. In addition, the technological development such as high compression machining, near net form casting and minimum quantity lubrication is expected to replace the traditional metalworking procedures thereby plummeting the demand for metal working fluids. Increasing awareness regarding hazardous effects and high risk of using synthetic and semi synthetic metalworking fluids has enforced manufactures to increase research & development expenses on the development of bio based metal working fluids. These are some opportunities that can be explored in the metal working fluids market. On the basis of product type,the global metal working fluid market is segmented into: The demand for removal fluids in metal working fluids market is anticipated to grow at an accelerated pace mainly due to its increasing consumption in coolants, cutting oils and grinding fluids. On the basis of application, the global metal working fluids market is segmented into: The additives segment is anticipated to grow at a comparatively high CAGR as a result of increasing focus on the performance and greater penetration of synthetic based metal working fluids that requires stronger additive package. On the basis of region, Japan, Brazil, Asia Pacific (primarily India, China and Thailand) are expected to be the growth engines of metal working fluids market in the near future. Market participants are establishing new production facilities in the Asia Pacific region as a result of increasing demand and less stringent regulations, thereby making Asia Pacific the dominant region. The metal working fluids marketis anticipated to expand at a steady rate in other regions of the world as a result of a slowing global economy in these regions. Some of the players in the global metal working fluids market areBP p.l.c., Houghton International, Fuchs Petrolub Se, Exxon Mobil Corporation, China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, Chevron Corporation, Total Specialties USA, Inc., Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd., Lukoil oil company and The Lubrizol Corporation.


Vettel P.,Houghton International | Hertel G.,Houghton International
Journal of ASTM International | Year: 2011

The European Mines Safety Commission was established in 1961 in response to a mining disaster in August 1956 at Bois du Cazier, Belgium. Hydraulic hoses were ruptured and the pressurized flammable hydraulic fluid was ignited, resulting in 267 deaths. A commission of technical experts from Europe was formed to recommend replacements for flammable oils in critical applications. Specifications were developed for fluids used in underground pumping systems and mining roof support equipment. The initial report was last updated in 1994 and is now known as the 7th Luxembourg Report. This document has been particularly important for the underground mining industry. The Report is in the process of being updated by conversion of the test methods and requirements to ISO standards. The 7th Luxembourg Report contains four categories of required testing: Fire resistance, technological properties, ecological properties, and toxicological properties. Approval testing must be conducted by a certified independent laboratory. This paper will discuss each of these categories and give examples of the tests required. Particular emphasis will be given to high water content mining hydraulic fluids and the problems encountered with corrosion resistance and emulsion stability. A new classification for water glycol fluids with lower water content has been added in recent years. An example will be shown of a fluid in this classification that meets all of the 7th Luxembourg requirements and provides excellent pump lubrication with no derating of the pump. Copyright © 2011 by ASTM International.


Blithe R.L.,Houghton International
Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers Annual Meeting and Exhibition 2013 | Year: 2013

Non-Ferrous rolling lubricants have traditionally been designed from a common platform of chemistries. Historically this chemical platform has produced properties that compromise some of the intended performance aspects. This presentation will review the historical perspective of Non-Ferrous rolling oils, as well as offer some insight into positive attributes that new chemistries have delivered. By making use of chemical technology, next generation rolling lubricants can be developed that provide improvements in emulsion consistency, improvements in lubrication properties and performance, and improvements to metal surface finishes.


MacKenzie D.S.,Houghton International
ASM International - 27th Heat Treating Society Conference 2013 | Year: 2013

The life of quench oil is dependent upon its thermal stability. The thermal stability is a function of the quality of the base oil, the antioxidant package used, and the presence of heat and catalysts. In this paper, the mechanism of quench oil degradation and the function of antioxidants will be explained. Copyright © 2013 ASM International®. All rights reserved.


Cross A.,Houghton International | Burke J.,Houghton International
Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers Annual Meeting and Exhibition 2010 | Year: 2010

The metal removal fluid industry is ever changing due to continuous improvements in fluid chemistry to extend fluid life and stability. As these fluids become more complex, they also become more difficult to treat. Reductions in COD, BOD, TKN, and oils and greases become more and more difficult as today's chemists are at the forefront of fluid technologies. Recent advancements in the treatment of oily wastewater are now giving more economically viable and environmentally friendly options to treat these ever changing chemistries. These new treatment options allow metal removal fluid users to reduce the amount of wastes being hauled, meet new stringent discharge guidelines, while having the ability to recycle portions of the wastewater back to plant processes. This paper will discuss traditional options currently in use and advanced options for the treatment of oily wastewaters. Treatment options to be discussed include combinations of chemical treatment, mechanical vapor recompression, and ultrafiltration.


Mackenzie D.S.,Houghton International
65th ABM International Congress, 18th IFHTSE Congress and 1st TMS/ABM International Materials Congress 2010 | Year: 2010

The effect of quench rate on the natural aging behavior was examined using microhardness, conductivity and the differential scanning calorimeter. The data indicated that GPZ formed during extended natural aging of 7075, while extended aging of 7050 resulted in the precipitation of η'.


Di Lonardo J.,Houghton International | Kennedy C.,Houghton International
AISTech - Iron and Steel Technology Conference Proceedings | Year: 2012

In SUMMARY, the use of a roll lubricant in the hot or warm rolling of seamless pipe can best be described as a potential method of enhancing productivity and quality. This opportunity is dependent on the current status of the mills performance related to roll life, mill motor capabilities and outside diameter surface quality.


Di Crescenzo D.,Royal Dutch Shell | Shuster M.,Royal Dutch Shell | Petlyuk A.,Houghton International | Ernens D.,Royal Dutch Shell | And 2 more authors.
SPE/IADC Drilling Conference, Proceedings | Year: 2015

Tubular expansion for well construction is a process accomplished by pulling (or pushing) a mandrel through a pipe downhole. This can be described as a tribological system that consists of the pipe and mandrel surface, a lubricant layer and a fluid. A successful expansion requires a lubricant that, not only ensures manageable expansion forces, but also provides a robust solution for downhole application. The desired lubricant should separate the mandrel from the pipe during a downhole plastic deformation and be thermally stable, chemically compatible with drilling fluids and withstand a long shelf life in harsh environments. This paper describes a process for optimal lubricant selection using accelerated testing with a dedicated setup that mimics demanding down hole conditions during expansion processes. Three commercially available lubricants, commonly used in tubular expansion or other similarly demanding applications, and a novel solid lubricant, developed specifically for tubular expansion applications, were tested. The test campaign focused on the influence of drilling fluids and temperature on the friction, wear and lubrication efficiency. The novel solid lubricant showed superior performance compared to conventional lubricants demonstrating lower friction factor with expansion forces between 13% and 49% lower than with conventional expandable tubular lubricants, outstanding resilience in coping with alien particles in the drilling fluid, ability to mitigate the onset of stick-slip phenomena and good corrosion protection for the expandable tubular. It was therefore selected and successfully used in field-trial applications. Copyright 2015, SPE/IADC Drilling Conference and Exhibition.


Nebbe J.,Eaton Corporation | Mackenzie D.S.,Houghton International
ASM International - 28th Heat Treating Society Conference, HEAT TREATING 2015 | Year: 2015

An induction hardening operation heat treating engine valves previously used a typical medium speed quenching oil for the quenchant. A change-over to vegetable-based oil was accomplished, with the goal of reducing fire hazards; reducing smoke and fumes; and providing a cleaner working environment. All the desired goals were achieved, with additional advantages of no changes in microstructure, and improved part distortion. This paper compares the physical properties of the two oils, and documents improvements in working environment. © 2015 ASM International®.


News Article | November 30, 2016
Site: www.prweb.com

Houghton International, the global leader in metalworking fluids and services, has launched a redesigned website at http://www.houghtonintl.com to deliver streamlined access to detailed information regarding the company and its solutions. The site provides information regarding Houghton’s global operations and advanced products and services in 14 languages across all platforms and devices. “We are pleased to introduce an elegant new site design that makes it easy for manufacturers across all industries to learn about Houghton’s wide range of fluid solutions,” said Dianne Carmody, Houghton Americas Marketing Director, Global Product Management Adjacent Businesses. “The new site uses contemporary features to streamline navigation and guide visitors to the specific information they need for their particular industries and applications.” The site’s product finder and database provide self-serve access to product information, including white papers and data sheets, which enable manufacturers to fully explore Houghton’s extensive range of fluid solutions and services available around the globe. In addition to product and services information, the site also enables visitors to get to know Houghton’s vision, mission, values, culture and global operations, in addition to career opportunities at the company. “Not only does the new design help modern manufacturers find the information they need, it also helps talented people around the world learn about Houghton as a great place to work and develop their careers,” said Kym Johnson, Houghton SVP and Chief Human Resources Officer. About Houghton International Inc. Houghton International is a global leader in delivering advanced metalworking fluids and services for the automotive, aerospace, metals, mining, machinery, offshore and beverage industries. Headquartered in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, Houghton operates research, manufacturing and office locations in 33 countries around the world delivering solutions that increase productivity, reduce operating costs and improve product quality for our customers. Houghton International is a subsidiary of Gulf Oil International, which is owned by the Hinduja Group of Companies.

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